Consultant Staff and Management

Dr Daniel Galson

Managing Director

Dan established GSL in 1992, and has been responsible for the overall financial, technical and administrative management of an international radioactive waste and environmental research and consultancy company now employing some 17 persons.

    Allen Galson


    Allen (BME, DIC, PE) is an engineer with over 40 years experience in nuclear engineering, and environmental, and industrial hygiene consulting. He is a Director of GSL.

      Dr Timothy Hicks

      Principal Consultant

      Tim has degrees in applied mathematics from Aston University in Birmingham (BSc) and Bristol University (PhD). Since joining Galson Sciences in 1994, he has worked on a range of projects in radioactive waste management covering storage and disposal issues.

        Dr Stephen Wickham

        Principal Consultant

        Steve has degrees in Earth Sciences from Oxford University (BA Hons) and Cambridge University (PhD), and has over 20 years research experience in the earth and environmental sciences.

          Dr Mark Crawford

          Principal Consultant

          Mark is a geochemist with degrees from Oxford (BA) and Leicester (PhD), and over 20 years research and consultancy experience in environmental risk assessment and radioactive waste disposal. He led GSL's involvement in the development and authorisation of the new LLW disposal facilities at Dounreay, and has been heavily involved in the permit applications for radioactive waste disposal at the LLWR in the UK and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in the US.

            Dr Roger Wilmot

            Principal Consultant

            Roger has degrees in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University (BA) and Imperial College, London (PhD). He has over 20 years experience in providing a broad range of research, consultancy and management services to a range of clients, starting with site characterisation work for the four proposed UK shallow sites in the 1980s.

              Dr Matthew White

              Principal Consultant

              Matt has degrees in Geology from Durham University (BSc) and from Royal Holloway University of London (PhD), and is a Chartered Geologist. He has over 20 years experience in providing consultancy support to radioactive waste disposal projects, including repository design, requirements management, monitoring, safety assessment, site characterisation, underground research laboratory experiments and waste packaging.

                Phil Richardson

                Senior Consultant

                Phil has a degree in Geology from the University of Hull (BSc), and is a European Geologist and a Chartered Fellow of the Geological Society. Phil has over 25 years’ experience of reviewing geological and social aspects of radioactive waste management and disposal worldwide. He was a member of the DECC Community Representation Working Group and is a registered expert with the IAEA.

                  Dr Tamara Baldwin

                  Senior Consultant

                  Tamara is a physicist with degrees in physics (MPhys Hons) and experimental nuclear structure physics (PhD) from the University of Surrey, and is a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist.

                    Dr Slimane Doudou

                    Senior Consultant

                    Slimane has a BSc degree in Chemistry with Physics and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. He has three years post-doctoral research experience in computational modelling and investigating radionuclide interactions in the environment.

                      Dr Fiona Neall

                      Principal Consultant

                      Fiona has degrees in Natural Sciences and Geochemistry and trained as a geochemist, with a specialism in thermodynamics and water-rock interaction. Fiona has more than 20 years experience in geochemical modelling, safety assessment and disposal concepts for radioactive waste disposal in Finland, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

                        Dr Jo Farrow


                        Jo has degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford (MEarthSc) and the University of Cambridge (PhD), and is a Fellow of the Geological Society. She has over 7 years’ experience of researching and modelling environmental, hydrological and geochemical processes and over 3 years’ experience of radioactive waste management consultancy in the UK and internationally.

                          Dr Liz Harvery

                          Senior Consultant

                          Liz has a first class honours MSci in Chemistry from Bristol University, and a PhD in Mineral Physics from Cambridge University. She has four years experience in research into radioactive waste management, with particular focus on wasteforms for actinides and HLW. She is an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

                            Dr Jenny Kent

                            Senior Consultant

                            Jenny has degrees in geology from Imperial College, London (BSc Hons.) and environmental radiochemistry from the University of Southampton (PhD). Jenny is a Chartered Chemist, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Geological Society. She has 15 years’ experience in radioactive waste management and environmental monitoring.

                              Emily Phipps


                              Emily has a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Leicester and a post-graduate certificate in Fire and Explosion Engineering from the University of Leeds. Emily has several years’ experience in risk assessment of operational plant.

                                Dr Andrew Gilbert


                                Andrew has a first class honours MSci in Geoscience from Durham and a PhD in Geology from Cambridge University.

                                  Dr Robin Strange

                                  Senior Consultant

                                  Robin has degrees in Theoretical Physics (MSci) and Quantum Chemistry (PhD) from the University of Birmingham. He has 15 years’ experience in the nuclear industry including 8 years’ experience in decommissioning and radioactive waste management.